Thursday 18 August 2016

Time Out Challenge # 64

Happy Thursday everyone and welcome to a new challenge at TIME OUT! We have the most amazing card for you to CASE for this challenge:

Isn't this gorgeous!! This card is created by the one and only Julia Alterman from Just One More Card.   She is the most amazing card designer and her colouring is incredible. She's also a real sweetheart so its lovely to be CASEing one of her cards.

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is my fabulous friend Jenny of Craftmosh. She creates the most beautiful CAS designs and blends like a pro, so you really must pop over to her blog to see her other projects, you won't be disappointed!!

For my card I wanted to create a framed design and something with colouring involved. I think some of our Winter weather here in New Zealand inspired my design:

Its funny, I think this little bear image is so cute but after I put them all in a row on this card I thought they looked a little creepy, kind of like 'Children of the Corn'.  I think its because they aren't smiling but it does make me smile everytime I look at it!! LOL!

For this card I used a new card base. I'm probably the last person on earth to have tried this card stock but I finally have some Neenah 110lb card stock!! Lowri from Papervine gave me some to try out (comes in 10 pre-scored cards). The thickness and weight is fantastic and blending on it with the Distress Inks was heavenly. So now I can see what everyone has been raving on about!!!

I started off by die-cutting the frame twice from white CS and gluing them together for more stability. I put it over the card front and marked lightly with a pencil where the frame would sit, so I knew where to stop blending. I used Distress Ink 'Mermaid Lagoon' and my mini-blending tool to create the sky. I don't have a light brown/dirt coloured distress ink so I used my Waffle Flower 'Coffee Loves Milk' ink pad and it was perfect!!

Once I was happy with the blending, I sprinkled on some water droplets and pressed with some tissue to remove the ink, to give it the look of rain. I stamped the sentiment in black and popped the frame on with foam tape. I stamped the bear image 5x on white CS and coloured using my Faber Castell pencils. These were all fussy cut out, popped up on foam tape along with some clear and blue sequins. 

The bear image and sentiment are from Mama Elephant 'Chance of Rain'. The frame die and sequins are from Pretty Pink Posh.

I'm going to link this to the AAA Card Challenge # 71 where their theme is:

Will also link to the Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge where their theme is 'Make for the Border'.

You have two weeks to link your project to the TIME OUT challenge and if you need any ideas on how to CASE Julia's card, pop over to the blog to see what the rest of the Design Team have created for you. Can't wait to see your cards in the Gallery!!

Take care


  1. Cracking up about children of the corn...I never would have thought that until you said it...but now it is in my head! Think this is still all kinds of adorable!!

  2. Really adorable. What a great interpretation of Julia's card. Your mind went in an interesting and wonderful direction on this one. Beautiful blending and coloring. Thanks for linking up and playing with us at AAA Cards Blending Challenge.

  3. Suoerb design Shona and that background is perfect for the images, your colouring is so perfect these days, I am super in awe of your skill x

  4. So cute and fun, totally adorable. Great blending too! Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

  5. Knocked it out of the park...AGAIN! Honestly girl, your cards just keep getting better and better...and I didn't think that was possible. Think that bear is cute and funny, as well, despite the Children of the Corn reference. So I'm delighted to see how you incorporated him into this charming little card. As I sit here sucking on black licorice, I'm wondering what you'll come up with next.

  6. You're NOT the last person to try Neenah cardstock, Shona - I still haven't! Being an old Teddy bear collector, your card really appealed to me - love the pretty colors you used to color them! Thanks for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  7. Sweet and so fun, Shona ... I haven't heard of Children of the Corn (though I can guess it's a scary movie!), so I just think it's delightful! Hugs, Anita :)

  8. "Children of the Corn"...hilarious! I think these little bears are so cute lined up like this! Great ink blending too! Very cute card!

  9. I think that the little bears are adorable - not creepy at all! Very sweet card!

  10. Shona, this is SO adorable!!! Love your line of bears in raincoats. This is so smart to make a line of them. Thank you so much for sharing your card at AAA Cards challenge. - Sweet Kobylkin

  11. Very cute bears, even if they do not smile! and the card itself is very light and easy!

  12. Thank you for the kind words Shona!!! Ibwas totally thinking aww this card is so cute but then your CotC reference had me in stitches from laughing. I see it!! It doesn't make the card any less lovely though. Thank you so much for having me as a guest designer I had so much fun.

  13. hiyaaa cute Image and fabulous coloring
    so great CASE with your Idea Shona
    I visit again cause look at this cutie pie
    love love love